I ran across a fascinating blog today – Daily Routines talks about the daily routines of many famous people. Very interesting.
One that caught my eye was the write up on Mr. Rogers –
“And so, every day, Mister Rogers refuses to do anything that would make his weight change–he neither drinks, nor smokes, nor eats flesh of any kind, nor goes to bed late at night, nor sleeps late in the morning, nor even watches television–and every morning, when he swims, he steps on a scale in his bathing suit and his bathing cap and his goggles, and the scale tells him he weighs 143 pounds.
…He takes a nap every day in the late afternoon–just as he wakes up every morning at five-thirty to read and study and write and pray for the legions who have requested his prayers; just as he goes to bed at nine-thirty at night and sleeps eight hours without interruption.”
Yet he died at age 74 of Stomach Cancer.
Now you’re gonna say “See Carole, all this healthy living doesn’t matter.”
You haven’t been listening to what I have to say, now have you?
Problem #1, he ate no meat. That means there were a lot of nutrients he was not getting. The importance of whole protein, fish oil, and the multitutes of nutrients that various sources of meat and eggs give your body cannot be replicated with anything else – though they try.
Problem #2 – I am not an advocate of drinking since I came from a long line of drinkers and had a drinking problem myself. But I cannot deny the evidence that a drink a day can be good for you – especially red wine – which may have some cancer preventing powers according to recent studies.
Problem #3 – he was too thin. Oh, you can be healthy and rail thin, but if you do get sick, you’re in for trouble. Your body has nothing to draw from.
Taking the best care of your body means moderation. You body needs all sorts of things to operate at it’s best. And some foods just are good for the soul. Heck, even the Bible says to do all things in moderation.
The only things I ask you to give up are lab created foods, and pop.
For some reason, these days everyone thinks they have to go to extremes. you’ll make much more progress, and be a heck of a lot happier if you would just strive for balance and moderation.
And that’s my goal – for you to be healthy and happy 😉